A bit of work has been done on a base for the Panzer. It started as a picture frame, the glass removed & the backing glued into the frame. The metal frame painted using dark yellow primer, the sand is, well sand! Dried & sieved, glued using PVA glue diluted with water & a drop or two of washing up liquid to help it spread, sprayed on to the sand, you can tell I used to build model railways when I was younger! Still a bit to do on the base, some adjustments to sit the tank down after I finish the tracks & maybe a few small plants as found in the Western Desert.
Lee, Thanks, plenty still to do!
Paul, if swearing made a better model, mine would be brilliant!
John, thanks, I was glad to get that green plastic covered up, the dust helps me forget about it!
I've spent a bit of time doing the tracks on the second side, pictures to follow.
I managed to get a bit of bench time & set the panzer on it's base. Sand was put on the base around where the tracks go & soaked with diluted PVA glue, the tank was placed on the base, a screw was put through the base & screwed through the nut glued inside the floor of the tank. There's a bit more to do, adding more sand around the tracks, a bit more dust weathering the tracks & a few bits to add to the base. I'm going for the abandoned look for this Panzer, hence the broken track!
Added a few things to the base, tools scattered around as if the crew tried to get the tank back into action, a wheel to replace the damaged one, were they forced to abandon their tank as the enemy closed in?